Muscat University recognises that many Omani students and some international students seeking to take an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme will require a Foundation or Pre-Master’s Programme to help prepare them for their studies. This is particularly the case if those students have not previously studied in an English medium university or if the main subject of their proposed degree is in an academic area that is new to them.
The University’s Pathway Programmes help students attain the prescribed student learning outcomes in the following areas: English for academic purposes, mathematics, computing, general study skills and/ or research skills.
The University’s Pathway Programmes prepare students for a range of subsequent degree programme options. While the programmes have a clear basic structure, they will be adapted in accordance with the learning needs of individual students. Satisfactory completion of the Pathway Programmes is dependent on the student meeting all the required learning outcomes. Therefore, the duration of the programme for any individual student will not be fixed in advance but will depend on the student’s status at the start of the programme and on his or her progress.